While Huawei is set to launch its P20 lineup of smartphones next week, a new report from China has suggested that the company will launch a handset with a massive 512GB inbuilt storage. The Chinese mobile maker will launch a trio of smartphones – Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro – on March 27 but it is not clear whether the 512GB handset will be a variant of one of the above models, or an entirely new phone.
As per a listing on TENAA, a Huawei smartphone with model number NEO-AL00 has will come with 6GB of RAM and 512GB of inbuilt storage. The detail was edited after the first certification, indicating that it may not be a typo. Interestingly, Huawei still does not have its own mobile storage production plants nor does it have the technology to manufacture 512GB memory chips, and that leads to the question whether the company is set to also announce the technology. It is also possible that Samsung might supply the chips, since last year Samsung had announced to begin the mass production a new 512GB embedded universal flash storage (eUFS) solution.
At the moment, just two smartphones from Huawei boast of 256GB storage – the Mate 9 Porsche Design and the Mate 10 Porsche Design. According to an earlier report, the Huawei P20 Pro has been said to be launched in a 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. It remains to be seen whether the company will launch a “Porsche Design” variant of the handset with 512GB.
Meanwhile, as per earlier reports, the Huawei P20 Pro is expected to sport a three-camera setup with a 40-megapixel sensor, feature a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 1080×2240 resolution with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch, powered by a Kirin 920 processor, and run Android 8.1 Oreo.